A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold
In settings of silver.
Proverbs 25:11 (NKJV)
I have always had a fascination with quotes possibly because of the inherent power that is contained in them. I have also discovered that it is a lot cheaper to learn from the experience of others than to learn from your own personal experience. As a result of this, i am always looking out to learn from sages and great men/women from different walks of life, cultures and backgrounds because i believe that all truth is God’s truth.
I have found out over time that words are creative, containers, conduits and conveyors of great thoughts and ideas. They also have the power to inspire men to great actions that can birth greatness, success and significance. Many people are where they are in life today as a result of the words that was spoken over them by authority figures or words that they chose to believe rightly or wrongly.
In 2015, i was privileged to learn new things from so many people through their words as i pursued my personal purpose. Here are 15 of the top quotations that i encountered in the year:
#1. If serving is below you, leadership is beyond you – Anonymous
#2. Success is never owned. It is only rented and the rent is due everyday – J J Watt
#3. If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten – Tony Robbins
#4. You need more than physical attraction and soulish compatibility. There must be unity of spiritual call and ministry – Bill Hamon
#5. Have you somewhat to do tomorrow, do it today – Benjamin Franklin
#6. It is not always that we need to do more but rather that we need to focus on less – Nathan W Morris
#7. Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work – Gustave Flaubert
#8. The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it – Chinese Proverb
#9. Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools speak because they have to say something – Plat0
#10. People lose their way when they lose their why – Michael Hyatt
#11. Don’t ask God to guide your footsteps if you’re not willing to move your feet – Unknown
#12. When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves – Viktor E Frankl
#13. Prayer is not just asking, it is listening for God’s orders – Billy Graham
#14. The miracle is this, the more we share, the more we have – Leonard Nimoy
#15. Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new – Albert Einstein
I hope that you like me have discovered something out of these my top quotes to inspire you to take a new course of action in the coming days, weeks and months.
Go, make it happen because you have what it takes to make it happen.
Merry Christmas And A Prosperous 2016!